Sheboygan A's Baseball

A’s Split with Burlington

Posted: June 22, 2014

The Sheboygan A’s finally got some cooperation from the weather man and played a doubleheader Saturday evening.

It may be more accurate to report that they played half a doubleheader.

The A’s beat the Burlington Barons by a bulging 10-2 score, but completely flopped in game two, taking a 14-5 licking in front of a great crowd from Miesfeld’s, Trilling True Value and Strike Out Cancer fans.

With Taylor Schwarz on the mound, the A’s were in control throughout the first game, breaking it open with a 6-run sixth inning. Eric Solberg and Cole Heili both hit home runs in that big inning. Colin Willis finished with a triple, two singles and a sacrifice fly; Trevor Theissen had a single and double, and Dan Barwick a pair of hits.

Schwarz fanned seven to go to 3-0 for the season.

After Zach Brenner struck out the first two hitters in inning one of game two, his teammates kicked the ball around and Burlington’s 3-run leadoff inning set the tone for the rest of the night. Burlington knocked four A’s pitchers around for seven extra base hits including three home runs. The Barons were aided by four A’s errors and the fact that the A’s offense left 14 on base in the 7-inning game, including eight in scoring position.

The good news is that the A’s raised more than $500 for the cancer fight before the day ended.

Now 13-7 for the season, the A’s are on the road until they host Addison over the weekend in Hall of Fame and Throwback Day games. The club is at Menasha Monday, Oshkosh Tuesday, Appleton Wednesday and Kenosha Thursday.

The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 43 players that have reached professional baseball, including 2002 World Series Champion Jarrod Washburn (Anaheim Angels). All Sheboygan A's home games are played at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan. Connect with the A's on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.